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    Question DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's and can't burn CD or DVD's, HELP

    Hi everyone,

    (Before the upgrade everything worked)

    I just upgraded to Hardy and everything is working, but for this problem.

    I have 2 DVD drives a DVD reader and a writer. The reader functions normally, but the writer has issues since the upgrade.

    If I insert a CD everything works normally, the CD mounts automatically. But when I insert a DVD nothing happens. I have to mount the DVD via a terminal to see the contents, and still then the DVD drive is not functioning like before the upgrade.

    And burning a CD or DVD results in to errors from both K3B and Brasero. Here error logs from both programs are attached to the post.


    The DVD drive part of my fstab is:
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
    /dev/scd1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0

    and with "sudo lshw" I get the following information about my drives:
    *-cdrom:0
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: DVD-RAM GSA-H54L
    vendor: HL-DT-ST
    physical id: 2
    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom2
    logical name: /dev/dvd2
    logical name: /dev/scd0
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    version: 1.00
    serial: [HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H54L1.0007/02/22
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=ready
    *-medium
    physical id: 0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom2
    *-cdrom:1
    description: DVD reader
    product: DVD-ROM SD-M1612
    vendor: TOSHIBA
    physical id: 3
    bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
    logical name: /dev/scd1
    logical name: /dev/sr1
    logical name: /media/cdrom1
    version: J806
    capabilities: removable audio dvd
    configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime state=mounted status=ready

    Does anybody have any Idea's how I can fix this.

    HELP IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!

    Thanks in advanced for the solution.
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    Last edited by Rubadubdub; April 26th, 2008 at 02:27 PM.

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    Re: DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's, HELP

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    Re: DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's, HELP

    An additional problem is that once a video-DVD is mounted with my reader the eject-button does nothing. The only way to eject is via the right mouse button.

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    Re: DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's, HELP

    lshw gives me the following info about my DVD-drives:

    id:
    cdrom:0
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: DVD-RAM GSA-H54L
    vendor: HL-DT-ST
    physical id:
    2
    bus info:
    scsi@1:0.0.0
    logical name:
    /dev/cdrom2
    logical name:
    /dev/dvd2
    logical name:
    /dev/scd0
    logical name:
    /dev/sr0
    version: 1.00
    serial: [HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H54L1.0007/02/22
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration:
    ansiversion = 5
    status = open
    id:
    cdrom:1
    description: DVD reader
    product: DVD-ROM SD-M1612
    vendor: TOSHIBA
    physical id:
    3
    bus info:
    scsi@1:0.1.0
    logical name:
    /dev/scd1
    logical name:
    /dev/sr1
    version: J806
    capabilities: removable audio dvd
    configuration:
    ansiversion = 5
    status = open

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    Re: DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's, HELP

    And burning a CD or DVD results in to errors from both K3B and Brasero. Here error logs from both programs are attached to the post.

    Nobody has got an idea how to fix this?

    anybody...?

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    Re: DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's, HELP

    I also have problems with my DVD similar to the ones you are describing. Can't anybody help please?

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    Talking Re: DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's, HELP

    I found out where the problem lies. And a way to fix it. I do not think this is definite sollution, but it is easy and it will do for now.

    The problem with my DVD writer was, that it was using the wrong UDMA (UDMA4). According to my bios it should have been UDMA2.

    What I read in this forum and several bugs submitted to launchpad this problem has existed since Feisty. It has to do with sata drivers (at least that is what I could find) taking over the ide devices.

    The solution:

    Adding the following to my boot grub solved my problems:
    all_generic_ide

    just pres alt+F2 and type the following:
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    find your "kernel" line and ad all_generic_ide like shown below:
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=4fd2a7c6-a5b9-49c0-9488-88fbf7fa0983 ro quiet splash all_generic_ide

    Then just restart.

    THis worked for me. I can now mount dvd's an burn cd's and dvd's again.

    If there is a different solution or you know what the problem is with the sata drivers, please let me know.

    I hope this info helps some of you.

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    Re: DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's, HELP

    I have the same problem, I'm going to try your fix.

    EDIT

    It hasn't worked for me...

    Anybody has any idea ?
    Last edited by LostInBrittany; May 1st, 2008 at 02:18 PM.

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    Re: DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's, HELP

    same here on 2 machines i tried. This is show stopping.
    I tried the all_generic_ide on both the laptop and the pc
    both with DVD-ROM/CDRW Drives. CDs mount fine. Data or Video
    DVDs that were burned with the same drives under Gutsy do not work
    in Hardy. When I click on the DVD drive after inserting i get
    Code:
    Unable to mount location. No media in drive.
    Basically as it stands the DVDrom/CDRW drives are useless
    with DVD media

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    Re: DVD writer mounts CD's but NOT DVD's, HELP

    I've tried in two computers, a laptop, upgraded from Gutsy, and a desktop freshly installed.

    When I try to mount it I get :

    Code:
    mount: block device /dev/scd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/scd0,
           missing codepage or helper program, or other error
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so
    In both computers, the line of /etc/fstab for the dvd drive is :

    Code:
    /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0

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